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Workshop by skone posted 01-31-2011 01:13 AM 1668 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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My creative domain is in our basement. It’s pretty ghetto but surprisingly comfortable and just the right size for the stage I’m at.

The two “benches” were there when we bought the house, as was the peg board. The less junky bench (wood instead of formica) is the original kitchen cabinet setup for the house, a 1936 kit home. The basement is dry for the most part. What little moisture we get is taken care of by the dehumidifier.

I’ve got the typical stable of hand tools. A selection are from my dad that he got from his dad—hand plane, brace, manual grinding wheel, nail sets and that type thing. Chisels are all around handy but those blue Footprint chisels were got on sale last fall in hopes of learning to hand cut dovetails. Haven’t gotten around to it just yet. As for power tools, I have some beginner and intermediate pieces.

10” Skil table saw
10” Hitachi miter saw
1950’s Homecraft disk and drum sander on a Sears Dunlap 1/3 HP motor
Bosch 2hp router
Craftsman circ saw
Craftsman 12v cordless drill set
Bosch orbital sheet sander
Porter Cable orbital jig saw
older Black and Decker jig saw for abusive use
Black and decker corded drill
Shop Vac with a homemade cyclone dust collector
Craftsman 15” 1hp floor standing drill press
CH 2 gallon air compressor
Dewalt brad nailer
Craftsman 36” bed 1/2hp belt drive lathe
Porter Cable deluxe biscuit joiner
Milwaukee angle grinder

I’ve got some fun gadgets like jigs and whatnot, also. And I come from a design background, so I’ve got a light table and T-squares and all that jazz. I’ve got a radio set to VPR classical. Lumber racks are hodgepodge and loaded with affordable hardwood shorts and wood reclaimed from the dump.

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 01:16 AM

My shop in under 60 seconds. It’s dizzying. Maybe I’ll get around to revising this… some… day…

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 01:51 AM

Skone, I hope you get your video difficulties worked out. Tours of other shops are always fun to watch.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 11:18 PM

Hey Skone,
As Scott said.

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#4 posted 04-27-2011 11:50 PM

Nice looking shop.

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